Ham and Cheese Sliders

These hot Ham and Cheese Sliders are super easy to make and are perfect for the big game and busy weeknight meals! They’re cheesy, meaty and covered in a rich, buttery sauce that’ll keep you coming back for more!

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Ham and Cheese Slider being held in a hand

Living on the farm is something I’ve always wanted for my kids.  It’s how I was raised and although farming isn’t always sunshine and roses, it’s the lifestyle I want to be a part of.

However, like any other job, there are times of the year that are simply hectic. And for corn and soybean farmers, it’s spring (planting) and fall (harvest). The craziness of these hurry-up-and-wait, weather-dependent seasons calls for quick meals that are easy to enjoy on the go.

These sliders have become a go-to meal for us! They start with a package of Hawaiian rolls, get loaded up with ham and cheese, then topped with a perfectly-seasoned butter sauce before heating up in the oven. Easy, flavorful, delish.

Ham and Cheese Slider being pulled out of the pan

What goes well with these easy Ham and Cheese Sliders?

I’ve used these as an appetizer-type dish for game day or for the main dish on busy week nights. When serving as an appetizer, I’d pair these with chips and dip and some sweet snack, like my Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow.

And if I’m serving these sliders as a main dish, Frozen Fruit Cups and a simple salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette would be great to round out the meal!

Two Ham & Cheese Sliders stacked on a white plate

How to make Ham and Cheese Sliders

There are many recipes for Hawaiian roll ham and cheese sliders out there, but if you’re looking for one without poppyseeds, this is for you!

1. Slice the rolls in half; place the bottom layer in the baking dish.
2. Layer cheddar cheese, ham and provolone.
3. Place bun tops on.
4. Mix up butter sauce and brush over the sliders.
5. Cover with foil and bake.
That’s it! Easy, right? Here are some pix, in case you’re a visual learner like me! 🙂

How do you serve sliders at a party?

I find it easiest to remove all of the sandwiches out of the pan at once with a large spatula. Put them on a cutting board and give them a couple minutes to cool. Use a serrated knife to cut them into 12 sliders and either place back in the hot dish (to keep them warm) or stack on a plate!

Other Tips

  • Make them ahead of time! Get the sliders prepped and covered and pop in the fridge for up to 4 hours.
  • Feeding a crowd? Double, triple, quadruple the recipe!
  • Go for variety. If you’re feeding a crowd and want a couple meat and cheese options, go for it! Try ham and swiss, turkey and pepperjack, ham and provolone… whatever floats your boat! 🙂
  • Don’t like Hawaiian rolls? Use another type of slider bun.
  • Pass on non-butter substitutes. Sometimes you can get away with margarine or butter alternative. These sandwiches just won’t be the same without the real deal.
Ham and Cheese Slider on a white plate

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Ham and Cheese Sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Kelsey
These hot Ham and Cheese Sliders are super easy to make and are perfect for the big game and busy weeknight meals!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 6 people (2 sliders each)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg Hawaiian roll slider buns
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 lb sliced ham
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/4 c butter melted
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
  • Remove slider buns from their package and slice horizontally, so you have a top layer and a bottom layer.
  • Place the bottom layer in the prepared pan.
  • Add the cheddar cheese in an even layer.
  • Next, add the ham.
  • And then the layer of provolone cheese.
  • Then, top the sliders with the bun tops and set aside.
  • Make the sauce by combining the melted butter, parmesan, red pepper, garlic, onion powder and parsley. Brush it over the sliders.
  • Cover the sliders with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake an additional 3-5 minutes or until heated through and golden brown on top.
    Ham and Cheese Sliders
Keyword ham and cheese, sliders

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These were absolutely delicious and easy to make! We will definitely be making again in the future. They would be a great pot luck option as well.

    • I’m so happy to hear your family enjoyed them as much as we do!! And I agree – a GREAT potluck option!! Thanks so much for the review – it means the world to me!
      -Kelsey

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